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How to submit a journal article

How to submit a journal article

You’ve done your research, analyzed your data, and evaluated your hypotheses. So now you’re ready to publish your results. But how do you decide which journals to select? How can you ensure your best chance of having your manuscript accepted with a minimum of hassle? Do you really need to have a cover letter? How do you respond to reviewers?

You will find the answers to all these questions and more in this tutorial. We will guide you through the publication process; from choosing a journal to revising all the way through the peer review process. 






30-45 minutes

We hope that with this tutorial you have a clearer idea of the best ways to prepare your manuscript for submission and craft an efficient and effective submission plan!

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*Please note that using these tools, or any other service, is not a requirement for publication, nor does it imply or guarantee that editors will accept the article, or even select it for peer review.